12 November 1955 episode of "Your Hit Parade", a long-running 50's musical TV show. This episode features the cast doing covers of "Yellow Rose of Texas", "Suddenly There's a Valley", "Tiger Rag", "Love is a Many Splended Thing", "Love and Marriage", "Autumn Leaves" plus more. Cast members include Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Snooky Lanson & Gisele MacKenzie. Also containing original commercials for Lucky Strike Cigarettes and Richard-Hudnut.
August 18, 2012 Subject:
Your Hit Parade
Original air date: 12 November 1955.
Highlights from the episode include Snooky Lanson`s take on `The Yellow Rose of Texas` wearing a Union cavalry uniform in front of a large Confederate flag; Raymond Scott and The Hit Parade Orchestra performing the jazz instrumental, `Tiger Rag`; Gisele Mackenzie as an African explorer contemplating her doom in iron cooking pot, singing `We`ll have these moments to temember` before being rescued by a vine- swinging jungle- hero; and Thelma Tadlock as a very sexy Little Red- Riding Hood getting the better of a wolf on two legs while dancing on `Autumn Leaves`.
Cast: Dorothy Collins (Vocalist), Snooky Lanson (Vocalist), Gisele Mackenzie (Vocalist), Russell Arms (Vocalist), The Hit Paraders and Dancers (Singers/ Dancers), Raymond Scott (Orchestra Leader), The Hit Parade Orchestra (Orchestra), Thelma Tadlock (Dancer), Tom Hanson (Dancer) and Andre Baruch (Announcer).
March 24, 2012 Subject:
In Defense of "Moments to Remember"
Each week, they presented the songs in a different staging. Sometimes, a song would be on the charts for so long that they'd start running out of ways to present it...and the stagings would start getting increasingly queer. I think this is what happened with "Moments to Remember".
Oh yeah, and look out for Thelma "Tad" Tadlock in both "Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Autumn Leaves".
It seems nobody put any research into the "Yellow Rose" number...
March 4, 2010 Subject:
great show !
That has got to be Carolyn Jones, Morticia, of Adams Family Fame!! the dancer in the last sequence!!?? Cannot find out who the Hit parade dancers were! It says nothing about it in her bio!! Anybody Know?